Siren Music Festival Celebrates 10 Years, Announces Lineup


Coney Island’s best, biggest, and only festival is celebrating 10 years at the iconic location. The Siren Music Festival is set to take place on July 17th in everyone’s favorite summer hot stop. The festival, which is in it’s 10th year, is starting to announce a few bands that are slated to play this year. Amongst the performers announced so far are Surfer Blood, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt and Kim, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem. More bands are to be released soon, but the lineup so far looks pretty amazing to us.

The festival is FREE as it is every year, and it’s always packed, so you better make sure you plan to get there early. Siren Music Festival has been booking the coolest acts since the beginning. Past performers include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peaches, Modest Mouse, !!!, TV on the Radio, Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, Brendan Benson, VHS or Beta, Tapes ‘N Tapes, We Are Scientists, Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ra Ra Riot, Islands, Beach House, and Bear Hands just to name a few.

Who knows what additions will be made to the lineup this year.

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

thubmnail icon: Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The moment you were sitting on the edge of your seat for is finally here. Bonnaroo has finally announced their 2010 lineup! The festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10th-13th, is filled to the rafters with stellar acts, and if you can believe it, there are more to be announced. The artists are quite diverse this year, more than ever. From Japandroids to Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers to Gwar. Oh and did we mention the Flaming Lips are playing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? This is going to be one Bonnaroo to remember. Check out the list of artists so far listed below!

  • Jay-Z
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Modern Mystery’s Top 50 Albums of 2008

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Its been a big 2008 for Modern Mystery. We’ve meet some really amazing bands, seen some incredible shows, and made a lot of great friends. We know 2009 will bring even more and we’re very excited!

    We have compiled our list of our Top 50 Albums of 2008. Though this was by no means easy, we think we’ve included our all of certain favorites of the year. Below our list you’ll see a few more Top Lists of 2008, so check that out as well.  Hope you like our Top 50 Albums as much as we do!

    1. of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping
    2. Morning Benders- Talking Through Tin Cans
    3. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-Pershing
    4. Miniature Tigers- Tell it to the Volcano
    5. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals- Cardinalogy
    6. Sloan- Parallel Play
    7. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
    8. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band- Self Titled
    9. The Spinto Band- Moonwink
    10. Okkervil River- The Stand Ins
    11. Chairlift- Does You Inspire You?
    12. We Are Scientists- Brain Thrust Mastery
    13. Tokyo Police Club- Elephant Shell
    14. Ra Ra Riot- The Rhumb Line
    15. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s- Animal and Not Animal
    16.  Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Real Emotional Trash
    17. The French Kicks- Swimming
    18. The Stills- Oceans Will Rise
    19. The Walkmen- You and Me
    20. Vampire Weekend- Self Titled
    21. Wyldlife- Self Titled
    22. Jenny Lewis- Acid Tongue
    23. Annuals- Such Fun
    24. Ratatat- Lp3
    25. The Headlights- Some Racing, Some Stopping
    26.  Department of Eagles- In Ear Park
    27. Dr. Dog- Fate
    28. Born Ruffians- Red Yellow and Blue
    29. Los Campesinos- Hold On Now, Youngster
    30. The Little Ones- Morning Tide
    31. Mason Proper- Olly Oxen Free
    32. She & Him- Volume 1
    33. Albert  Hammond Jr.- Como te Llama?
    34. Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs
    35. Joan of Arc- Boo Human
    36. Deerhoof- Offend Maggie
    37. Sam Roberts Band- Love at the End of the World
    38. Fleet Foxes- Self Titled
    39. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
    40. Atlas Sound- Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
    41. Kings of Leon- Only By the Night
    42. M83- Saturdays= Youth
    43. Helio Sequence- Keep Your Eyes Ahead
    44. Man Man- Rabbit Habits
    45. Flight of the Conchords- Self Titled
    46. Cold War Kids- Loyalty to Loyalty
    47. The Mae Shi- Hlllyh
    48. Secret Machines- Selt Titled
    49. Santogold- Self Titled
    50. Tim Fite- Fair Ain’t Fair

    BEST EP OF 2008:
    Matt Pond PA- The Freeep

    BEST REISSUE OF 2008-
    Pavement- Brighten The Corners- Nicence Creedence Edition

    BEST LIVE SHOW OF 2008:
    Of Montreal at Roseland, NYC. Kevin Barnes on a live white horse? Try to beat that!

    TOP 5 NEW BANDS OF 2008:
    1. The Morning Benders
    2. Miniature Tigers
    3. Chairlift
    4. MGMT
    5. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

    A Modern Mystery Holiday Party with Jon Eaton of The Spinto Band

    Happy Holidays from Modern Mystery! Today we are starting what we like to call, ‘The Modern Mystery Holiday Party.’ We have questioned a few of our favorite indie bands about their Top Albums and Songs of 2008.

    We also have them sharing with us their favorite Holiday memories and anything else they wanted to add. Who will appear on here in the next couple of weeks or so? Well, you’ll have to wait to find out, and we’re not even done with getting all of the results back.

    We are honored to start off with Jon Eaton, guitarist of The Spinto Band. The band released their new record ‘Moonwink’ this year, and if you haven’t picked it up yet…well we think there is something wrong with you.

    Jon Eaton’s Top 10 Records of the Year, (in no particular order.)

    Q-Tip The Renaissance
    And The Moneynotes- New Cornucopia
    Dr. Dog- Fate
    Silver Jews- Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea
    Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
    The Breeders- Mountain Battles
    Thao and The Get Down Stay Down- We Brave Bee Stings and All
    Nick Freitas- Sun Down
    Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
    Man Man- Rabbit Habits

    The Best Thing That Happened to Me This Year:
    Meeting Jamie from Myth Busters . (You can watch the VIDEO of this hillarious event here)

    Strangest Thing That Happened to Me This Year: 
    I actually was fortunate enough to celebrate the dawn of the new year in North Queensland Australia listening to a guy named Potsy talk about the best way to kill a wild pig. This was actually a great holiday memory as well… Everyone should spend at least one holiday in the tropics.

    Stay Tuned Next Time to See Who Joins Us for Our ‘Holiday Party’….